preston point road

a Brief History of preston point road

Preston Point Road is the northern boundary of the East Fremantle Municipality.

It was named after Lieutenant William Preston, one of Stirling’s officers who took part in the exploration of the Swan and Canning Rivers. William Preston was 2nd lieutenant on Capt Stirling's ship HMS Success (in 1827) and 1st lieutenant on the third ship to arrive in the Colony, HMS Sulphur, in June 1829.

1933 East Fremantle's"Grand Old Lady" HELPED FENIANS ESCAPE Mrs. Elizabeth Fay, who is known as the "grand old lady," of Preston Point-road, East Fremantle, celebrated her 80th birthday today. She was warmly congratulated by a large circle of friends.She provides a link with the dark days of the Indian Mutiny, and with one of the most romantic episodes in Western Australian history—the escape of the Fenians in April, 1876. (reference)

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